Removing mailbox database copies

Before you can remove an active database copy, you must remove all of the passive copies associated with the active database. If ESI discovers the corresponding storage for the copy, the Remove Mailbox Database Copy wizard provides the option of masking the corresponding LUNs instead of removing the LUNs.

To remove a mailbox database copy:

  1. In the left pane of the ESI window, select Applications > Exchange.

  2. Click Mailbox Servers and select one or more mailbox database copies.

Note: To select multiple databases, press and hold Ctrl and select each database from the list. Each database is highlighted as it is selected.

  1. In the Actions pane, click Remove Mailbox Database Copy.

  1. The Remove Mailbox Database Copy wizard appears.

  2. Confirm that the correct databases are listed.

  3. To delete the disk that was created for the database copy, select Delete the corresponding disk, and then click Next.

  4. Note: All data, which includes other data unrelated to the database copy, is deleted with the disk and cannot be recovered afterward.

  5. In the Review Input Parameters page, verify the parameters, and then click Next.

    1. In the Progress page, click Next.

    Note: Click More Information for more progress details. If a problem occurs, an error message appears along with options to resume or roll back the process. After the error is resolved, click Resume to resume the process. Click Rollback to revert to the previously executed step.

  1. In the Summary page, click Finish.


Related links


 Managing Exchange with ESI

 ESI overview

 Adding and viewing Exchange forests

 Home window

 Removing Exchange forests


 Creating mailbox databases


 Mounting mailbox databases


 Dismounting mailbox databases


 Removing mailbox databases


 Adding mailbox database copies


 Activating mailbox database copies